Office of External Affairs

November 10, 2011

W Day a success

T-shirts and cupcakes galore! W Day was a success! Check out UW Today’s photo slideshow. Former Huskies football coach Don James returned to campus to be part of the celebration. he was also a featured speaker at a reception before the football game vs. the Oregon Ducks. James was the UW coach from 1975-1992 and

November 9, 2011

UW undergraduates win genetic-engineering contest

A team of 23 UW undergraduate students won a world-championship prize at the annual International Genetically Engineered Machine competition held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. For more information read the article in The Seattle Times.

November 8, 2011 Traffic is Way Up

Visitors to UWTV’s website are up 34 percent for the past month compared to last year and almost two thirds of whom are new visitors to the site. With trends showing more and more people are accessing media on the go, 1,100 of those visits are from mobile devices. Content favorites on are Greatest

November 2, 2011

Don’t forget to wear your purple!

This Friday, November 4 celebrate W Day with the University of Washington! It’s the UW’s 150th birthday! Events kick off with a rally and live broadcast by KJR 950AM on Red Square at 10:00am. View a full schedule and information on special W Day promotions.

November 1, 2011

Memorial to be held for State Senator Scott White

A public memorial service for State Senator Scott White will be held at 1:00pm on Sunday, November 6, 2011 in Meany Hall on the University of Washington campus. Senator White represented the 46th District in Olympia. He was first elected to the State House of Representatives in 2008 and then the Senate in 2010 and

Governor’s Budget Announcement

Last week Governor Gregoire released a detailed list of proposed reductions for state spending in order to address the state’s $2.0 billion budget shortfall. Included in the outline is a 15 percent state funding cut to higher education, including the University of Washington. We expect that the Governor will release a full supplemental budget in

October 20, 2011

New Management Agreement for UW and KEXP

KEXP Radio and the UW entered into a new management agreement for KEXP to continue operating the University’s broadcast service at 90.3 FM for the next 30 years.

October 19, 2011

UW’s 150th Anniversary

The UW kicked off a 10-month celebration of its 150th anniversary in September. For more details, see the Marketing the UW section below or visit the 150th anniversary toolkit on the UW Marketing site.

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